Elizabeth Weiss

Elizabeth Weiss Professor
Ph.D. University of Arkansas, 2001

Research methodology in osteology to improve lifestyle reconstruction

Office Hours:
Will resume Fall 2023

Clark Hall 404R
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Dr. Weiss completed her B.A. in anthropology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996 and finished her M.A. in anthropology from California State University, Sacramento in 1998. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Environmental Dynamics (an interdisciplinary program involving anthropology and the geosciences), which she completed in 2001. From 2002 to 2004, she was a post-doctoral research associate at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Elizabeth Weiss teaches physical anthropology courses, such as osteology, introduction to human evolution, and forensics. Her primary research expertise is in post-cranial studies using CT scans, X-rays, and metrics on past populations to reconstruct lifestyles and better understand bone biology.